Crystalens™ Presbyopia Treatment in Newport Beach, Orange County
As people age, the natural lens contained within the eye begins to lose the flexibility that it once had and is unable to focus on objects that are close to the eye. This condition, called presbyopia, is why reading the newspaper or a menu in a restaurant gets harder as one gets older. Fortunately, there is a new alternative to cumbersome reading glasses. An artificial lens implanted in the eye, crystalens™ is a very successful presbyopia treatment offered by Newport Beach, Orange County doctor Gregg Feinerman.
Similar to modern “no-stitch,” “no-needle” cataract surgery, the refractive lensectomy used to implant crystalens™ is simple and allows for relatively fast healing. After a small incision is made at the edge of the cornea, the lens is vaporized and the crystalens™ is implanted. Newport Beach doctor Gregg Feinerman usually completes the surgery without stitches and in about 15 minutes.
The recovery period is usually short. After receiving crystalens™ implants, most Orange County residents are able to pursue normal activities almost immediately after surgery. Patients will have a presbyopia treatment follow-up visit scheduled with Newport Beach doctor Gregg Feinerman to evaluate the success of the surgery. If ideal focus has not been achieved, there are two possible solutions. Either a new lens may be implanted, or LASIK may be used to fine-tune the focus.
Patients can expect that their crystalens™ implants will immediately improve the quality of their lives. They will experience far greater focus while doing such things as driving, watching TV, reading newspapers and recipes, sewing, and putting on makeup. After undergoing crystalens™ presbyopia treatment, virtually all Newport Beach-area patients report decreased dependency on glasses and contacts!
Understanding the crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens? Crystalens in Orange County
As previously mentioned the crystalens accommodating intraocular lens is an intraocular lens used after cataract surgery or as a lens alternative in presbyopic lens exchange. The concept of the lens was engineered with a hinge design to allow the optic, or part of the lens that you see through, to move back and forth as your focus on an image changes. The crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens is permanently implanted with a surgical process and functions in a similar fashion as the natural eye. Once the surgery has been completed your eyes can focus on far or near objects in a comfortable way with no discomfort. If you are experiencing presbyopia or cataracts please feel free to consult us about the possibility of utilizing the new crystalens® accommodative intraocular lens.
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100% could see intermediate (24" to 30") without glasses, the distance for most of life's activities
98.4% of patients implanted with crystalens in both eyes could pass a driver's test without glasses
Some patients did require glasses for some tasks after implantation of the crystalens
98.4% could see well enough to read the newspaper and the phone book without glasses.
Significantly more patients implanted with a crystalens (88.4%) could see better at all distances then patients implanted with a standard IOL (35.9%)
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